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Texas Tech Red Raiders at Kansas Jayhawks Stats and Trends

Kansas survived two one-possession games on the road and return home riding a four-game winning streak. The Jayhawks (16-2 overall, 5-1 Big 12) will have to contend with a Texas Tech team that beat them earlier in the season in Lubbock. The Red Raiders (15-4, 5-2) have been playing strong this season but are only 1-2 in road conference games and are 1-2 all-time when playing in Lawrence, Kan.

Texas Tech at Kansas Stats

Looking at the Texas Tech stats

The Red Raiders haven’t let up on the defensive end of the floor all season. Texas Tech ranks 12th nationally in defensive field goal percentage, limiting its opponents to 37.8 percent, and 13th in scoring defense, holding opponents to 59.1 points per game. When limiting opponents to fewer than 60 points this season, the Red Raiders are 7-1.

Terrence Shannon Jr., who is working back into the lineup following a back injury, leads the Red Raiders in scoring, averaging 13.8 points per game. Shannon’s injury has limited him to nine games this season. In Shannon’s absence, Texas Tech developed a number of different scoring options.

Bryson Williams (12.6 points per game), Kevin McCullar (11.6), and Davion Warren (10.3) all average in double figures scoring. McCullar also averages a team-high 5.8 rebounds per game.

Looking at the Kansas stats

The Jayhawks, who were limited to 67 points when the teams met the first time, are capable of much more on offense. Kansas ranks 16th nationally by scoring 80.8 points per game. The Jayhawks also shoot 49.7 percent from the field, which ranks eighth nationally.

Senior guard Ochai Agbaji has been the engine that makes Kansas’ offense go, pouring in 20.1 points per game. The Jayhawks have been efficient at pounding the glass. Kansas has three players — David McCormack (6.8 rebounds per game), Jalen Wilson (6.5), and Christian Braun (5.6) — that rank in the top 11 in the Big 12 in rebounding.

Dajuan Harris leads Kansas by averaging 3.8 assists per game. The Jayhawks has a hard time shooting from the charity stripe, only knocking down 70.7 percent of their attempts.

Betting Trends for Texas Tech at Kansas

  • Texas Tech is 12-7 against the spread.
  • Kansas is 8-9-1 against the spread.
  • The Red Raiders have seen 10 of their 19 games go under the total.
  • The Jayhawks have seen 12 of their games go over the total.
  • Kansas is 1-4 against the spread in its past five NCAAB games.

Who to Bet Red Raiders at Jayhawks

Top sportsbooks have Kansas as a seven-point favorite. The Jayhawks are -315 on the moneyline, while Texas Tech is +255. The over/under is set at 139.5 points.

Kansas will have to play better defense to topple the Red Raiders this time around. The Jayhawks allowed Texas Tech to shoot 50.9 percent from the field.

Expect Kansas to find its way to the free-throw line plenty of times against the rugged Red Raiders. The Jayhawks will get their revenge and cover a seven-point spread.

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